Our first ever blog posting asked for your views on the meaning of Judaism, and it seems the topic remains — five years later — more current than ever. The recently released Pew Survey on American Jewry, which found that one in five American Jews describe themselves as having no religion, has caused much discussion and introspection.
Judaism is a funny thing. Inherently, it is a religion, but many people who describe themselves as Jewish don’t connect with religion or religious rituals. Instead, they connect to ‘being Jewish’ is through history, culture or Israel, among other things.
What’s your view on the topic? What you describe your primary connection to being Jewish as:
- Ritual (Shabbat, synagogue, holidays)
- Jewish History (including the Holocaust)
- Culture (film, literature, food)
So far, ritual is clearly in the lead, with history running second. Cast your vote! You’ll find the poll @ ijn2.wpengine.com & leave a comment to let us know the reason behind your vote.